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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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An interesting low cost place to visit.

We spent two hours looking at tha displays. Would have stayed longer but since you must pay to park our time was limited. The 'moon rock' was really fun to see and read about.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Elaine M
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two hours looking at tha displays. Would have stayed longer but since you must pay to park our time was limited. The 'moon rock' was really fun to see and read about.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in one of the buildings on the campus of the college. It's FREE! It is a wonderful collection of rocks and minerals, well labeled and interestingly displayed. The museum covers two levels and there is even a gift shop.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this museum every time I'm in the region, it's a great museum with two floors of exhibits and some of the best minerals from the Colorado region. They have several spectacular rhodochrostie specimens. Also noteworthy are several Moon rocks from the Apollo missions. They also have a nice gift shop.

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Thank Geoeater
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best we've seen, of many around the world. Beautiful specimens, clear and attractive displays. The pair of four-foot-high amethyst geode pillars will take your breath away! Excellent informative video of the local geology history, viewed as you look out at the mountains and valleys it is describing. Rocks, gems, crystals donated by Mines alumni, from all over... More 

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Thank CJL16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has an amazing collection. My husband and I both enjoyed the many specimen they had and the way they were displayed.

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Thank Laura L
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let’s face it. Much of the draw of Denver – the climate, the outdoor activities, the beauty and the history has to do with its geography and its geology. This museum is a really well-done space offering a few hours or more of entertainment regardless of the level of interest in geology. If you want, you can learn a ton... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Outstanding educational experience. Visually overwhelming!!!! Who would have thought that's where rocks came from. Impressive accumulation from "around" the world. The museum is free admission but adjacent parking is pay only. Museum attendant was informative and friendly. Caution: as of August 2016, major road construction in the immediate area results in minor delays.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I liked this place. Golden is a small town and it had a small feel to it. We parked about three blocks away from the museum and found clear creek park. There were lots of people on inner tubes floating down the river. Apparently you can rent the inner tubes close by. We just wadded in the water the walked... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Planned to just swing in and check it out. Ended up spending about 3 hours there. Awesome displays with some interactive exhibits. Staff were knowledgable and very friendly. Worth the stop. My 9 and 11 year old were equally entertained

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

What an amazing mineralogy/geology museum. We saw amazing samples and the layout is wonderful. A must see if in Golden!

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